Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a unique educational process for people involved in any form of pastoral care or pastoral ministry.

It has its roots in the Christian Church, but is open to people of all faiths and spiritualities who desire to learn more about what it means for them to practise pastoral care in their own special way.

This website provides information on CPE programs in South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as links to and information on CPE within the rest of Australia and the world.


(A Photo of the some of the SANTACPE Supervisors at our National Conference in 2019)


What people say about CPE:

‘The most amazing learning experience of my life. It transformed the way I understood and practised my ministry. And in the process it transformed me as a person.’

‘CPE gave me a unique place and a gracious space to totally re-evaluate my pastoral vocation. It was like a re-freshing blowing of God’s Spirit in my life, and took me to unexpected and surprising places in myself.’

‘I hated it. But I can’t wait to do another unit.’

‘Stimulating. Challenging. Scary. But what a great way to learn.’

‘Not only did I discover a new and authentic way of being a minister. I also learnt a whole new and liberating way of doing theology.

 We’d love for all pastoral carers to have a learning experience of this nature.

 If you are interested in participating in a CPE program, please feel free to contact us through any of the contacts listed in this website.



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